Date: 11th April 2017 at 2:04am
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At Sunday’s EFL Awards ceremony in London, Brighton midfielder Steve Sidwell picked up the award for the Goal of the Year category.

With the top ten shortlist whittled down to a top five ahead of the awards ceremony following a public vote, Sidwell went into the evening as one of those final five.

Top Ten:

Adam Hammill (Barnsley) v Millwall – 29/05/16
Steve Sidwell (Brighton) v Bristol City – 05/11/16
Lee Tomlin (Bristol City) v Huddersfield – 30/04/2016
Fabio Da Silva (Cardiff) v Middlesbrough – 23/02/16
Darren Bent (Derby County) v Wolves – 05/11/16
Nathan Thomas (Hartlepool) v Grimsby – 01/10/2016
Stephen O`Donnell (Luton) v Yeovil – 13/08/2016
Ricky Holmes (Northampton) v Leyton Orient – 13/02/16
Wes Hoolahan (Norwich) v Rotherham – 15/10/16
Michael Doyle (Portsmouth) v Accrington – 08/03/16

Final Top Five:

Adam Hammill (Barnsley) v Millwall – 29/05/16
Darren Bent (Derby County) v Wolves – 05/11/16
Lee Tomlin (Bristol City) v Huddersfield – 30/04/2016
Steve Sidwell (Brighton) v Bristol City – 05/11/16
Michael Doyle (Portsmouth) v Accrington – 08/03/16

On the evening his long range effort against Bristol City back on November took the votes and was announced as the winner of the evening.




Speaking to the efl.com after picking up the award, Sidwell joked.

‘It was straight off the big toe. There were some top-class goals in there and thankfully I`ve come out on top. Thanks to everyone for voting.’

Asked about why he tried his luck from so far out, Sidwell answered.

‘I`ve got no pace and I can`t outrun defenders so that is the only way for me to score.’

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